giovedì 30 giugno 2016

Cuirass of Gothic Suit of Armour - Hermitage Museum

Cuirass of Gothic Suit of Armour

Germany or Northenr Italy
Third quarter of the 15th century
Dimensions height 60,0 cm

Hermitage Museum


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martedì 28 giugno 2016

Augsburg Medieval Gauntlets 1490


Pair of Gauntlets

Made in Augsburg, Germany, Europe
Dated c. 1490

Dimensions:
Weight (each): 10.2 ounces (0.29 kg)
Right Gauntlet: 3 15/16 × 12 11/16 inches (10 × 32.2 cm)
Left Gauntlet: 3 7/8 × 13 1/4 inches (9.9 × 33.7 cm)

The right gauntlet is struck with the inspection mark (a fir cone) of the armorers of Augsburg and the maker's mark (a linden leaf) of an unknown master armorer.


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mercoledì 22 giugno 2016

1390-1400 French Bassinet and Visor

Bassinet and Visor from a Bassinet 

Possibly made in France ca. 1390-1400 

More similar at a French Bassinet 
"Armure de Charles VI. Trésor de la cathédrale de Chartres."

Dimensions:
Bassinet: 11 9/16 × 7 3/16 × 9 7/16 inches (29.4 × 18.2 × 23.9 cm) 
Visor: 7 3/4 × 7 5/8 × 8 3/16 inches (19.7 × 19.3 × 20.8 cm)
Weight 5.5 lb. (2.5 kg) 


This bassinet is a rare, well-preserved example of a once relatively common type of knightly helmet. The holes along its lower edge are for securing a lining (now lost) on the interior, and a camail (neck defense of mail) on the exterior, which extended around the neck onto the shoulders.

Philadelphia Museum of Art



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lunedì 20 giugno 2016

Pair of Mitten Gauntlets - Austria 1420 1440

Pair of Mitten Gauntlets
Hand defenses

Probably made in Germany or Austria, Europe
Dated c. 1420-1440

Dimensions:
Right Gauntlet (b): 5 1/8 × 5 × 9 3/4 inches (13 × 12.7 × 24.7 cm)
Left Gauntlet (a): 4 1/2 × 4 15/16 × 9 7/8 inches (11.5 × 12.6 × 25.1 cm)

These rare gauntlets are of a type recorded on the funeral effigies of many German and Austrian knights, such as that of Peter von Stettenberg (died 1441) at Bronnbach, Germany.


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giovedì 16 giugno 2016

Italian 1475 1500 Hand-and-a-Half Sword

Hand-and-a-Half Sword

Made in Italy, Europe
c. 1475-1500

Partially etched and gilded steel, copper alloy [blade]; iron, wood, velvet, cord [hilt]

Dimensions:
Length (overall): 46 3/4 inches (118.7 cm)
Pommel: 3 1/4 × 1 1/8 × 3 3/4 inches (8.3 × 2.9 × 9.5 cm)
Width (Quillons): 11 15/16 inches (30.4 cm) Depth (Quillon Block): 3/4 inches (1.9 cm)
Blade: 2 11/16 × 37 1/16 inches (6.8 × 94.2 cm)

This is one of the finest knightly swords surviving from the late fifteenth century. Particularly outstanding are the mighty forms and harmonious proportions of its pommel and blade, the embellishment of the latter with delicate etched and gilt ornaments, and the overall condition of the entire sword, which retains its original velvet-covered grip.


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venerdì 10 giugno 2016

Chanfron Horse Barding Italy 1460 1480

Chanfron
Headpiece for a horse

Made in Italy, Europe
Possibly made in Tuscany
Date: c. 1460-1480
Medium: Steel

Dimensions:
10 5/8 × 3 1/16 × 18 9/16 inches (27 × 7.7 × 47.2 cm)

Weight:
1 pounds 14.2 ounces (855g)



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giovedì 9 giugno 2016

Medieval Furniture - 1450 Conrad Laib

Conrad Laib
1450

San Corbiano e Nascita di Maria
Padova, Museo Diocesano


Some medieval furniture :



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lunedì 6 giugno 2016

Medieval Engraved Shoe - first 15th century

Medieval Engraved Shoe
late 14th century first 15th century

London Museum

Pointed leather shoe with engraved and scraped decoration.
The surface of the leather has been scraped back to provide a suede-like background to the engraved decoration of leaves.
The back of this shoe is missing.
Medieval shoes were made by 'cordwainers' (the word comes from 'cordwain', or 'cordovan', the name for the leather made in Córdoba, Spain)

Measurements: L 238 mm; W 95 mm



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